I last bought a PC 4 years ago, so as you can imagine, my PC is now relatively slow. I had upgraded it with an SSD, which really improved performance. But for number crunching, the processor was the limiting factor. Frankly, this was a blessing in disguise, since a slower PC always nudged me into simple trading strategies that optimized quickly. (As an aside, I was reading about a newbie trader who wanted to run an optimization that lasted months. He didn't want to hear my advice on his problem - after all, who am I? :)
So, last month I went looking for a new Dell. Unfortunately, Dell has changed. No more extreme customizing. Worse yet, I could only get an SSD (I'll never go back to a regular spinny hard disk) with their top of the line system. Looks like Dell was out of the running.
I then searched for an alternative.
My first (and last) stop after Dell was www.tradingcomputers.com. I had heard lots of good things over the years about them. I went to their site, saw I system I liked, and was close to buying.
Then came the clincher: http://www.tradingcomputers.com/TC_reimbursement.html
I could get this new PC for FREE! All I had to do was fund a new Tradestation account (with new money from outside Tradestation), and they would rebate 20% of my commissions until the PC was paid off.
Needless to say, I jumped at this chance (I am not sure how long it will last).
So, a few days ago I received my smoking fast F-37 PC. It is at least 5 times as fast as my old one, has a next day on site service warranty, and was pre-tested and checked out before they shipped it. In short, it was nearly ready to go out of the box.
So far, I cannot say enough good things about it. It runs like a dream, and knowing that it will essentially be free, it is a great deal!
The folks at Falcon have provided excellent support. Phil Harris answered all my questions before I ordered very, very quickly. Tell Phil I sent you - he is great!
Anyhow, if you want a great trading computer, just head over to www.tradingcomputers.com.
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